Mexico Punishes U.S. Hotel for Expelling Cuban Officials to Comply with U.S. Embargo

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Thursday, June 1, 2006
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
6
231
Abstract: 
On March 24, 2006, the Mexican government announced that it would fine Hoteles Sheraton SA 1,216,750 pesos (US $111,186.52) for violating Mexican law when it expelled a group of Cuban officials. The company is a subsidiary of New York-based Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The Mexican Foreign Ministry issued a resolution as part of the administrative procedure against the Sheraton Hotel company for violations to the law that protects trade and investment from foreign laws that violate international law. The fine, determined by the circumstances of the case, is equal to 25,000 days of the minimum daily wage in Mexico City … [more]